For Writers

A Kick In The Guts Or Emotional Punch?

When I started writing I used to get comments from editors along the lines of “lacks emotional punch”. It took me a long time to figure out exactly what they meant. The emotional punch they were talking of is when a writer makes the reader feel something (other than irritation or annoyance at the crass plotting or stupid characters!). When ... Read More »

5 Great Writing Tips I Wish I'd Discovered Earlier

One of the most valuable writing tips I think anyone ever passed onto me was “Don’t get it right, get it written”. In other words kill that maddening editor who sits on your shoulder criticising every word you write and holding you back while it spends hours hunting for that perfect sentence, or just the right word. Just write. It ... Read More »